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Gregory Aziz and His Contribution in National Steel Car

Gregory James Aziz is the President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car Ltd. He joined the company in January 1994. National Steel Car is a major railroad freight car engineering and manufacturing company in Hamilton. Since the company’s establishment in 1912, National Steel Car has successfully manufactured and designed several freight cars. These freight cars meet and go beyond the changing requirements and standards of the industry. The company has grown to gain recognition as the top tank car and railroad merchandise manufacturer. National Steel Car credits this success to their commitment to excellence as well as their desire to satisfy their customers. The manufacturer is the only railcar company certified ISO 9001:2008 in North America. It has held this honor for eighteen years with several recertifications.

In 1994, Gregory J Aziz organized the acquisition of National Steel Car from Dofasco. He transformed the Canadian company into the leading company in North America. The company has been successful because of the commitment of its members. Their human resources who are focused on working with determination to excellence are a major cornerstone. National Steel Car boasts of over 100 years of engineering services, commitment to quality and manufacturing. The company has grown into a widely diverse, values-driven, dynamic and innovative manufacturer. Some of the corporation’s values include honoring the traditions of their past, working with the relentless focus on quality and excellence with a goal to always lead.

By 1999, the company had maximized the five years since acquisition and expanded its yearly production capability from 3,500 cars to 12,000. The employment capacity also rose from 600 to 3,000. Currently, the company has innovated new cars and constructs new railroad freight cars amounting to thousands yearly. National Steel Car has managed to scoop the annual TTX SECO for several years continuously. It has also been involved in several philanthropic activities in Hamilton. These charities include the sponsorship of the United Way, Theatre Aquarius, the Salvation Army, and the Hamilton Opera. The company also holds Christmas parties and a food drive for local food banks in which their employees together with their families participate.

Greg Aziz was born on April 30, 1949, in London. He is also the CEO of National Industries. Together with his wife Irene Aziz, Greg is a great philanthropist. They sponsor Canada’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Greg attended Ridley College and later on joined the University of Western Ontario for Economics.